Mail Time has been a staple for the Wholesome Direct for a while now, including last December’s Wholesome Snack. It is truly adorable. Described as a cottagecore collect-a-thon platforming adventure, the game first launched for PC in April 2023 with a promise of coming to PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. That promise is about to be fulfilled, as the game is set to launch for PlayStation and Nintendo Switch this October.
There are no timetables and no frightening enemies in Mail Time. Players will simply grab a cute mushroom-shaped backpack to deliver a stack of letters, gifts, and other goodies to the creatures of Grumblewood Grove. The adventure is meant to be appreciated at whatever pace feels right.
Help everyone from a snail with a secret crush to hungry hamsters who need a snack in quirky storylines. The deliveries can be speedy, or you can take the scenic route to smell the flowers and enjoy the sights. The platforming involves jumping, bouncing, and gliding. There are side paths and secret spots to collect bottlecaps, and new quests to venture out on.
The main character is customisable, trying to embrace everything that makes someone special. There is an emphasis on options for pronouns, skin tons, hairstyles, clothing, and mailbags; in total, there are over 40,000 combinations to create the perfect brand-new Mail Scout.
“Experience the loving atmosphere of Mail Time, coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation,” said Kela Van Der Deijl, creator of Mail Time, via a press release. “I’m looking forward to friends from all over meeting the cute creatures of Grumblewood Grove and relaxing in this vast land with lighthearted energy holding onto no pressure, all laughs and a side of sweetness!”
Developed by Kela Van Der Deijl and published by Freedom Games, Mail Time will be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on October 19. It is current available for PC/Mac via Steam.